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Ashton Brewing Company moves barn from Wakefield for expansion

The owners of Ashton Brewing Company bought a barn in Wakefield, Que. so they could dismantle it and move it 80 kilometres to their expanding brew pub in Ashton, Ont.

The owners of the Ashton Brewing Company bought a barn in Wakefield, Que. so they could dismantle it and move it 80 kilometres to their expanding brew pub in Ashton, Ont.

The weathered beams will be re-assembled to make a 6,000-square-foot addition to the existing building.

The barn wood is worth thousands of dollars, and rebuilding it in Ashton will cost thousands more — but brewery co-owner M. J. Hodgins is gambling that access to the LCBO, and, eventually, Ontario grocery store shelves will be worth the expense.

Ashton, Ont. is on the southwestern outskirts of Ottawa, just east of Carleton Place and 80 kilometres south of Wakefield. Follow the barn's journey to the growing brewery in the photo gallery above.

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